The Natural Resources program works with youth groups, military units, scouts, schools, and others to accomplish volunteer projects benefiting the environment, wildlife, and recreational facilities. We prefer to work with small groups (10-15 people), but will consider single-person projects or larger group projects on a case-by-case basis.
Eagle Scouts: Planning and coordination are important steps toward completing your service project and earning the Eagle Scout rank. Scouts are highly encouraged to take the lead in communicating with the Natural Resources staff, with limited support from parents or troop leaders. Completion of a service project should challenge you to develop and utilize your leadership, communication, and organization skills.
Depending on the season, here are some typical projects where we could use volunteer assistance. We also encourage your ideas for projects to enhance the Air Force Academy.
- trimming vegetation along the recreational trails
- pulling or cutting noxious weeds
- planting willows or tree seedlings
- bluebird box monitoring with Colorado Parks and Wildlife volunteers
- performing minor trail repairs
- collecting fishermen creel census data
- coordinating a "Creek Week" watershed cleanup crew (September-October)
- submitting bird sightings through eBird
- participating in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count
- planting a pollinator plot or garden
- painting footbridges or fishing piers